2017 ORS 526.455¹
Definitions for ORS 526.450 to 526.475

As used in ORS 315.104 (Reforestation), 318.031 (Provisions in ORS chapters 305, 314, 315 and 317 incorporated into corporation income tax law) and 526.450 (Short title) to 526.475 (Appeal of decisions by State Forester), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Approved forest management practice” means and includes site preparation, tree planting, precommercial thinning, release, fertilization, animal damage control, insect and disease management or such other young growth management practices that increase wood growth as the State Forester shall approve or determine proper generally with regard to any particular applicant.

(2) “Board” means State Board of Forestry.

(3) “Commercial forestland” means land for which a primary use is the growing and harvesting of forest tree species and other forest resource values.

(4) “Eligible owner” means any private individual, group, Indian tribe or other native group, association, corporation or other nonpublic legal entity owning 10 to 500 acres of Oregon commercial forestland.

(5) “Forest management plan” means an operation plan to reach landowner objectives and assures public benefits as they relate to producing timber and other values. It shall include a cover map, basic forest stand description data, treatment opportunities, landowner objectives and a schedule for implementing the forest management plan.

(6) “Forest management practices” means and includes site preparation, tree planting, precommercial thinning, release, fertilization, animal damage control, insect and disease management and other young growth management practices that increase wood growth.

(7) “Industrial private forestlands” means lands capable of producing crops of industrial wood, greater than 10 acres and owned by other than an eligible owner.

(8) “Industrial wood” means forest products used to sustain a sawmill, plywood mill, pulp mill or other forest industry related manufacturing facility.

(9) “Landowner” means any private individual, group, Indian tribe or other native group, association, corporation or other legal entity, owning both the forestland and any timber thereon.

(10) “Nonindustrial private forestlands” means lands capable of producing crops of industrial wood and owned by an eligible owner.

(11) “State Forester” means the individual appointed pursuant to ORS 526.031 (State Forester), or the authorized representative of the State Forester.

(12) “Timber” means wood growth, mature or immature, growing or dead, standing or down of species acceptable for regeneration under the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

(13) “Underproductive forestlands” means commercial forestlands not meeting the minimum stocking standards of the Oregon Forest Practices Act. [1979 c.578 §2]

Note: The amendments to 526.455 (Definitions for ORS 526.450 to 526.475) by section 6, chapter 883, Oregon Laws 2007, become operative January 2, 2028. See section 10, chapter 883, Oregon Laws 2007, as amended by section 36, chapter 33, Oregon Laws 2009. The text that is operative on and after January 2, 2028, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

526.455 (Definitions for ORS 526.450 to 526.475). As used in ORS 318.031 (Provisions in ORS chapters 305, 314, 315 and 317 incorporated into corporation income tax law) and 526.450 (Short title) to 526.475 (Appeal of decisions by State Forester), unless the context requires otherwise:

(1) “Approved forest management practice” means and includes site preparation, tree planting, precommercial thinning, release, fertilization, animal damage control, insect and disease management or such other young growth management practices that increase wood growth as the State Forester shall approve or determine proper generally with regard to any particular applicant.

(2) “Board” means State Board of Forestry.

(3) “Commercial forestland” means land for which a primary use is the growing and harvesting of forest tree species and other forest resource values.

(4) “Eligible owner” means any private individual, group, Indian tribe or other native group, association, corporation or other nonpublic legal entity owning 10 to 500 acres of Oregon commercial forestland.

(5) “Forest management plan” means an operation plan to reach landowner objectives and assures public benefits as they relate to producing timber and other values. It shall include a cover map, basic forest stand description data, treatment opportunities, landowner objectives and a schedule for implementing the forest management plan.

(6) “Forest management practices” means and includes site preparation, tree planting, precommercial thinning, release, fertilization, animal damage control, insect and disease management and other young growth management practices that increase wood growth.

(7) “Industrial private forestlands” means lands capable of producing crops of industrial wood, greater than 10 acres and owned by other than an eligible owner.

(8) “Industrial wood” means forest products used to sustain a sawmill, plywood mill, pulp mill or other forest industry related manufacturing facility.

(9) “Landowner” means any private individual, group, Indian tribe or other native group, association, corporation or other legal entity, owning both the forestland and any timber thereon.

(10) “Nonindustrial private forestlands” means lands capable of producing crops of industrial wood and owned by an eligible owner.

(11) “State Forester” means the individual appointed pursuant to ORS 526.031 (State Forester), or the authorized representative of the State Forester.

(12) “Timber” means wood growth, mature or immature, growing or dead, standing or down of species acceptable for regeneration under the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

(13) “Underproductive forestlands” means commercial forestlands not meeting the minimum stocking standards of the Oregon Forest Practices Act.

Chapter 526

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Authority of State Forester to enter private land to administer Forest Practices Act, (1978) Vol 39, p 17

Law Review Cita­tions

22 EL 797 (1992)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 526—Forestry Administration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors526.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 526, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano526.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.